Set amid Connemara’s peaceful valleys, tumbling streams, and mighty mountain slopes, Delphi Lodge is a spectacularly sited, 200-year-old rustic country house. At one time it was the sporting hideaway of the Marquess of Sligo, and that appeal remains, especially for those keen on winter woodcock shooting, or year-round golfing, horseback riding, and walking. The mountain of Mweelrea, which translates to “the gray bald one,” is nearby, and so too is Ireland’s only natural fjord at Killary Harbour.
Many come for fly-fishing instruction, and there’s a salmon club with permits, licenses, rods, and other equipment supplied. Alternatively, those looking to unwind in the uplifting surroundings and breathe in the aroma of wood-burning fires can pull up a comfy chair and soak in the homey atmosphere. At dinner, the daily fresh catch of salmon is accompanied by a civilized glass of wine and enjoyed around a communal old oak dining table.
This beautiful lodge has 13 large comfortable bedrooms one of which is a large family suite and three which can be either twin or triple rooms. A large dining room, a snooker room and three old world reception rooms with log fires all combine to ensure that our guests have a warm, relaxing and friendly experience throughout their stay.
Although many guests come for a week, we also welcome shorter stays and nightly rates are available. To enjoy the ‘Delphi Experience‘, however, we recommend a stay of at least two nights.
The lodge is also available for exclusive use for small weddings and private houseparties for groups of between twenty four to forty for a minimum of two nights.
We are also ideally suited to hosting smaller family gatherings, shooting parties, walking groups and corporate events. Formerly the sporting lodge of the Marquess of Sligo, Delphi Lodge is wonderfully secluded, yet within easy reach of beautiful sandy beaches, championship golf courses, horse riding and all the sights of Connemara, Galway and Mayo. Delphi is special. We are not a hotel we are a private country house of great charm, stylish yet informal, sophisticated yet relaxing and one of the best places to eat in Connemara.